Final Project Overview and Timeline
Final Project Overview
The final project for this course is comprehensive, designed to allow you to analyze a psychological disorder by reviewing a short profile of Marla, a 42-year-old accountant. This assignment provides you with a greater understanding of and ability to recognize abnormal behavior. Once you identify a possible disorder, probe deeper by asking questions and completing Marla’s profile. Once you have completed Marla’s profile, suggest possible treatments based on the models of abnormality in Ch. 2. This project reflects the culmination of your knowledge gathered through the readings, discussion questions, CheckPoints, and assignments.
Final Project Timeline
You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined below, some assignments in the course are designed to assist you in creating your final project. If you complete your course activities and use the feedback provided by the instructor, you will be on the right track to successfully complete your project.
Suggested in Week Two: Review the McGraw Hill Higher Education Web site, http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/psychology/faces/#, which will be used for your final project.
Due in Week Four: Review the requirements for your final project and pp. 69-70 of the text. Draft ten probing questions to learn more about the patient’s background.
Suggested in Week Eight: Familiarize yourself with the DSM-IV to make a decision regarding a possible disorder.
Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project.